Author: Fiona Grant

Processed, milled and exported by the family-run Testi Coffee, our Werka Uchuro lot from Ethiopia is an absolutely stellar natural coffee. Established in 2009, Testi now owns and/or operates four washing stations in Guji, Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and in Limu. This lot was processed using the...

Scottish kayaker Amber Maslen gives us the lowdown on white water training, good coffee and the World Cup...

We love sourcing new season beans from farms we’ve been buying from for a few years now and Guatemala’s Finca Santa Isabel feels like something of an old friend. If ever a coffee made us think of the sweet days of summer it would be...

We walk through the tall palms with torches, scanning the undergrowth for frogs, spiders and snakes. Our 12 year old son Tom is in his element, eagerly pushing ahead in the hope of spotting the ever-elusive red-eyed tree frog. I’m terrified that he is more...

On April 17th friends Leo Carew and Matt Hay are destined for the ice-bound coast of Greenland where they've lined up a serious adventure. The plan? Climb as many unclimbed mountains as the conditions, their skills and energy allow (they've identified a dozen in total)...

There can’t be many airports in the world where they sell you canisters of oxygen in the arrivals lounge but then at almost 13,500 feet above sea level flying into Bolivia’s El Alto international airport was never going to be a straight forward experience. As...

Job Title: Coffee Roaster Business: Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters Part Time:  Initially three days a week (24 hours) Salary: £24,960 pro rata We’re a dynamic small team of coffee roasters based in Aberfeldy dedicated to sourcing and roasting exceptional speciality beans from around the world. Founded in...

Landlocked, politically unstable and one of Africa’s smallest and poorest countries, it’s no secret that it can often be a struggle to get coffee out of Burundi. In fact this is the first year that we’ve roasted coffee from this origin so we are very...

Our roastery manager is quietly awesome. Last week, Glen Lyon's Carol escaped out west to lead a seven day sea kayak expedition around the Isle of Skye. Here are her amazing photos and words...

We recently attended an inspiring talk by the Scottish snowboarder Lesley McKenna. Lesley competed in the Winter Olympic Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010 and is now the Team Manager for the GB Park and Pipe Team. She described what makes her tick at work...